gps

hello .... looking at buying a new gps but not sure which one would be better hema 6 or the vms can any one help me with this

thanks mick
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Reply By: Rod W - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 20:43

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 20:43
Don't know. What have you done to satisfy your own curiosity?
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:13

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:13
I would go the Hema.... much better map selection and you can also convert other map types over.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:15

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:15
And Hema has a telephone number where you can speak to a real person when you want to..... unlike VMS, email only and a post box..... plus Hema has a real street address.
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Follow Up By: BOXHD - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:27

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:27
OK sounds like the hema is the way by the looks of it




thanks mick
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 23:27

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 23:27
Olcoolone: Wrong. So has VMS at http://www.vms4x4.com/contact.

I would first have asked what the OP wants it for. Street stuff or off road.

Either are just as good as the other with off road because you can use Ozi. I do not know the Hema one but I have not seen one with all the incar entertainment and blue tooth, radio, DVD, reverse camera, video etc etc etc that is in the VMS unit that we have installed in the dash not just stuck to the windscreen. I don't use any GPS for street navigation so I will not go there.

What do you want it for Mick?
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:09

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:09
PJR: Wrong

From the VMS website under contact......

CONTACT VMS

For enquiries & info about a VMS product, please contact
nearest authorised dealer: http://www.vms4x4.com/dealers

Technical Support:
support@vms4x4.com

iPhone/iPad App Enquiries/Support
support@vms4x4.com

Sales enquiries:
sales@vms4x4.com
Fax: +61 3 9587 8040

Mailing Address
PO BOX 54
Braeside VIC 3195

Website
www.vms4x4.com

Email
general enquiries: info@vms4x4.com

Operation Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (AEST)

Sorry still can't see no contact telephone number..... maybe you can see some thing I can't?
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:34

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:34
That where I got the info. When we got it and had trouble which has not been for a long time now as they are a good box, I rang the sales number and Tony or the girl used to help me.

But if it has changed then fair enough.

Does the hema one have all the in car entertainment and extras in it like blue tooth, DVS, USB Aux in and so on as well as just GPS? I thought it was only navigation. But then again I have not looked at any for a while. Mine has been okay for us for a few years now and we do not have any need to change.

I still wouldn't mind knowing if it is off road or whatever.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 18:52

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 18:52
The Hema is just navigation..... I think Mick was just after a straight navigation unit as he mentioned the Hema 6.

I think you talking about the VMS complete radio/CD/DVD indash replacement ones...
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:08

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:08
That is why we should hear from him. Otherwise we could tell him to but a laptop and use Google Maps.
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Follow Up By: boxhd - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:13

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:13
thanks for the replys i am lookin at both on road aand off road ....problee off road more


cheers boxhd
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Reply By: Jeffrey B2 - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:58

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 21:58
I would try to ensure to buy one that will take Latitude and Longtitude co-ordinates in the search function.

Mine is so easy to use and when the co-ords. are punched in the Unit automatically produces the address.

Mine is a top of the range "Navman" about 3 years old.

They have new models out now so can't help you with model numbers.

Google Earth and a whole range of mapping services seem to have
Co-ordinates on display.

Have Fun Haji-Baba

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Follow Up By: Mad Habits - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:44

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:44
This GARMIN NUVI 465 / 465T TRUCK GPS NAVIGATOR 2013 MAPS ebay Item number: 270989829220
It can be set as a car or a truck and has Latitude and Longtitude co-ordinates in the search function, but also has things like LOW BRIDGE WARNINGS (in truck mode) pretty handy after you input the hieght of the van on tow (I bought one of these after arriving at a 2.4mt bridge with a 3.5mt high 30ft long 5th wheeler a bridge that had no "low Bridge" road signage, it took an hr to reverse 400m around ditches and up hilly grass embankments)
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Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:44

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 15:44
Mick

What do you want it for? Street, bush/offroad or both?

Some mentioned above do not give you offroad may display and access to programs like Oziexplorer. Only good enough for mum to take the kids to school.

It would be handy to get a few ideas from you.
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Follow Up By: boxhd - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:17

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:17
hi pjr i want it for manly off road and alittle on road




cheers boxhd
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Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:23

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:23
Excellent Mick.

You have a hell of a lot of options.

First of all is do you want it to fit into the dash or do you want it iPad or laptop based?

I am trying to get this on before anyone else responds to try and guide the chat
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Follow Up By: boxhd - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:31

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:31
i have a ipad 3 but thought the hema or vms gps side of it would be stronger nthan the i pad


cdheers box
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:32

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:32
Not trying to be smart guys. We could waste time comparing windcscreen based things when he would prefer a PC or indash one.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:37

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 19:37
Mick

I cannot comment on the iPad option as I have the indash VMS complete unit.

But may I suggest that you consider Oziexplorer as the moving map display program for off road. I thought there was talk of an ipad or the like version and others can comment there. We prefer everything in the dash mainly for security and there is nothing that could fly around the cabin in an accident.

Thus the VMS double dash unit.

Our son purchased a box from China and loaded Ozi on it. The problem is that he cannot listen to the radio and have Ozi running. Just be careful importing one yourself. There are plenty available right here.

With that I need to watch dinner and will leave it to more knowledgeable members

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Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 20:39

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 20:39
Mick

While waiting for others to hop in here, you could spend some time looking at www.gpsoz.com.au.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:09

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:09
I think some are sending you off course a bit Mick...

We run a 13 inch laptop loaded running Ozi explorer and Trackranger Pro.... we have over 50 Gig's worth of maps loaded so we have a big choice.

The next best thing would be a Hema Navigator or VMS 700HD..... for off road use the Hema Navigator uses a cut down user friendly version of Ozi Explorer, the VMS uses a different application.

I would seriously look at the Hema Navigator as it has Ozi Explorer installed that has a large following and it allows you to use most map types once you have converted them.

The Hema Navigator has more forum based information available to help you get the best out of it and help with any problems..... there is a bigger following for the Hema Navigator range.

As for Ipad and indash do it all set ups.... the Ipad is a fantastic tablet but it is still lacking in the off road GPS application, this will change with time and if Ozi Explorer did a Ipad version of their software they would be on a winner..... the indash do it all setups are good for basic navigation but they are a bit of a toy.... a stand alone off road GPS will walk all over it.

There are many pro's and con's for all but I think the Hema Navigator will be hard to beat in your application..... unless going to a laptop.

I am not a big fan of any stand alone GPS like the Hema or VMS or brand X... I have been spoiled buy the laptop for to long, 13 inch with big memory capacity vs 5-6 inch screen with limited capacity..... plus the laptop can do so much more.

But I am looking at the Hema Navigator HN6 for my off road enduro bike.

There is a thread started a few below by me titled "Garmin Top vs Hema".... you will see there is a big following on this forum for the Hema Navigator.
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Follow Up By: Member - Grant- Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 13:33

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 13:33
I purchased the original Hema Navigator in 2008.
It has been back once for a new battery and a soft ware up grade. This was done at no cost and it took no longer than 10 days. I live in SA and it was sent to QLD.
Hema's service is outstanding.
2 weeks ago I was half way between Surveyor Generals corner and Uluru and the Hema had me on a track. This was a map included in the purchase.

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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 16:50

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 16:50
Olcoolone

I wish you got your facts right;.

The VMS 700HD runs the WindowsCE environment and thus can support OziCE. It comes with the demonstration version of OziCE and you purchase a licence if you prefer that over the VMS one. Personally, after trying both, we both prefer Ozi. Both PC and CE based. At least you have the means to trial and choose fairly yourself.

Mate you are not being fair as usual.

Sure Hema is good but you must not denigrate other products with incorrect statements. Personally I don't care what you use. That is your right but be fair to the OP.

This unformatted or altered information is at the bottom of the VMS 700 specifications page:

off road GPS features (OziCE)
DEMO VERSION ONLY: All features can be trailed. Activation key can be purchased through www.gpsoz.com.au
Version: 2.31
Preloaded 4x4 & topographic maps: Non
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 11:10

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 11:10
So it's OK for you to make comments on your views but it's not OK for me to do the same..... sorry for speaking.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 12:38

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 12:38
We need to get on the same page one day Hey!! LOL
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Reply By: Member - Rich - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 17:40

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 17:40
Hi,
I have an iPad and have settled on Hema 4wd and copilot for trn by turn navigation.

You can feta free version of copilot from app store hitch will work out the route and how you which way to go but des not have the voice directions. To get that costs you $39 as an upgrade to the full product.

I have a VMS 500 but tried the other stuff because I have an iPad. I just keep the VMS for a backup now as have found the iPad apps easier to use.

Ozi is not available unfortunately but memory maps ie hema works and is easier to use, for me that is enough.

So if upu have an iPad iPhone etc give them a try.


Rich
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